Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The leatherhead or four-o'clock, Tropidorhynchus corniculatus, an Australian bird commonly referred to the family Melliphagidæ: so called from the bareness of the head and neck. Also called monk, monk-bird, pimlico, and poor soldier.
“Out of forty perchers eleven are missing — yellow oriole, yellow fig-bird (SPHECOTHERES), black-backed magpie, black-headed diamond-bird, helmeted friar-bird, silver-eye, and the blue, pied, shining, white-eared and spectacled flycatchers.”
Looking for tweets for friar-bird.